Windows: Starting S-TAP without GIM

Learn to start S-TAP from the database server.

About this task

Note: When Windows S-TAP encounters a fatal error during start up that is due to configuration problems (unknown local IP address, more than 1 primary SQL-Guard defined, etc.) it logs the reason to the Windows event log. In some cases an exit after a failure may cause a crash and another logged event. This crash should not cause any concern if it is preceded by the event explaining the reason for the failure.


  1. Log on to the database server system using a system administrator account.
  2. From the Services control panel, start the IBM Security Guardium S-TAP.
  3. Log in to the Guardium system to which this S-TAP reports. Verify that the Status light in the S-TAP control panel is green.